Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Contradictions and conflicts

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The conflicts within literary circles during left-wing literature period were initiated by contemporary political and literary issues, but also by the extension and continuance of historical contradictions and grievances. In the 1920s and 1930s, there were complex contradictions within literary circles. Initially, this was due to differing literary opinions and the interests of literary groups; but, later, upon entry of political interests, the conflicts became more acute. During the 1950s and 1960s, broad and complex contradictions surrounded the establishment of literary norms. In most cases, these contradictions regularly found expression in the formulation of policy, the explication of theory, and in literary writing and criticism. Left-wing writers had to deal with three "historical incidents" in twentieth century literature: the "May Fourth" literary revolution; socialist realism produced in the Soviet Union; and Mao Zedong's ‹Talks› and liberated area literature.

Keywords: left-wing literature period; Left-wing writers; literary norms; Mao Zedong; May Fourth literary revolution; socialist realism

10.1163/ej.9789004157545.i-636.17
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004157545.i-636.17
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    A History of Contemporary Chinese Literature — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation